How Does a Smile Affect Others?

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Here we’ll share a few things you might not have known about the benefits of smiling. And Rigby Advanced Dental, serving Austin, TX and the nearby region, is ready to give you even more reasons to smile. We specialize in beautiful smiles so if you want one to showcase, come see us at our Bee Cave office.

A Smile Is Contagious

Several studies have concluded that smiling raises your endorphin level, which are the feel-good chemicals that your body releases. One study also determined that if you smile even if you don’t feel that happy, you trick your brain into thinking you’re happy. Plus, when you smile at someone, they might just smile back. So when you smile and someone returns your smile, you’re not just making yourself happier, you’re helping others to be happy too!

A Smile Is Welcoming

Whether you’re smiling at a co-worker or a stranger you met while waiting in line at a grocery store, people will perceive you as an approachable person. Ultimately, this means people are more likely to talk to you. Your friends and family will be more likely to share with you. Another example of when it’s important to be approachable is if you’re looking for a relationship. You become much more suitable as a partner if you’re smiling and appear friendly.

A Smile Inspires Confidence

If you’re trying for a new position with a company, you want to appear confident. One way to display just how confident you are is by smiling. Showing those pearly whites a few times during an interview makes you more likely to land the job. This is also important if you’re looking to make friends. Those who have issues with their smile and try to hide their teeth automatically appear as if they don’t have confidence, no matter how good they actually feel about themselves.

A Smile Relieves Stress

People often need to vent about the stress in their day or lives. When you find a way to add a warm and understanding smile to your response, you can help reduce their stress. A smile can even lower heart rates in tense situations! Smiling can have a huge impact on your relationships with your significant other, family, friends, and even strangers.

Smile Doctors at Rigby Advanced Dental

Not comfortable with the appearance of your smile? Contact our Austin, TX office to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer a huge array of smile improvement services. And we have lots of flexible ways to pay for them too. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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